Willamette University

900 State St, Salem, OR

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Questions and Answers about Willamette University

Marie T.
4 months ago
If a Willamette student receives outside scholarships that cover more than the cost of tuition, what happens to the money?
Marie T.
4 months ago
How does Willamette University ensure safety for your students?
Marie T.
4 months ago
Does Willamette University allow students to double-major, and does it cost more?
Marie T.
4 months ago
What is your placement rate for students in the pre-med program that continue on to medical school?
Leslie V.
4 months ago
Are First and Second-year students required to live on campus?
Willamette University
Yes! Students are required to live on campus during their first two years at Willamette. We find that this really helps students get to know the campus, its resources, and each other well, and this ensures that students feel as supported as possible on campus. Housing is guaranteed all 4 years, so if students would like to continue living on campus after their second year, they're more than welcome to do so. Otherwise, students may choose to move off campus for their last two years.
Layla H.
5 months ago
Do student athletes receive a scholarship at Willamette University?
Willamette University
Hi Layla! Since we are a Division III school, we do not award athletic scholarships. We do, however, have a robust selection of other scholarships available, like merit awards, competitive scholarships, and need-based aid. Check out this link for more info: https://willamette.edu/offices/finaid/undergraduate-students/scholarships/willamette-scholarships/index.html

Majors offered at Willamette University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Academics at Willamette University

Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Least Selective (84% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Willamette University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Willamette University Students10%7%67%26%1%6%5%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Willamette University Students
< 11% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Willamette University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst85k
Marketing Director84k
Account Manager82k
Financial Analyst63k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)62k
Marketing Manager60k
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization39k
Based on 2,002 student responses
52.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
108.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Willamette University

Willamette University financial aid

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Student reviews of Willamette University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Fun orientation programs
Access to outdoor activities
Beautiful campus
Comfortable dorms
LGBTQ+ friendly
Rea Maci
Advocacy And Activism
Travel And Tourism
Sailing + 5 others



I loved the professors, academics, research, and scholarship opportunities! Really take advantage of those student research grants because they are hard to come by. I also loved that classrooms were very small and our professors knew us all by name and we would have coffee/lunch together whenever we wanted to talk about anything. All in all, Willamette was a very close-knit and collegial environment and I took full advantage of that. What's hard sometimes is that because it is so small it's very easy to stay stuck in what's called the "Willamette Bubble" and not branch out. The social scene sometimes wasn't as active as big universities but this was fine with me as I'm not an extremely social person. All in all, a beautiful campus, with wonderful teachers and subjects

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

feels very small sometimes, with nowhere to branch out, the surrounding town of Salem is like falling apart and it doesn't have a "college town" feel

emilee cirbo
National Honor Society (NHS)
Art History
Art + 1 other



I really enjoyed how open the school was about its opportunities and its availability to students. I loved how much they are willing to do for future students, as well as incorporating students' opinions and ideas into the campus's daily routine.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think that it being in the middle of the capital should be made more aware to students. The campus is in downtown Salem.

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